One day when I was exploring Cape Cod, I typed into my search - Bakeries and Bread. As many of you know I love scratch-made bread and had not found anything I liked up until that point.
In my search results was Pain D'Avignon It is located in Hyannis, and because I wasn't far away, I decided to add this to my explorations. I'm so glad I did. It is now a beloved spot that transports me back to France.
Pain D'Avignon is the sum of two parts. First is the restaurant, open for Lunch, Brunch, and Dinner, the food is delicious and something special, but I have to admit, it is the Boulangerie / Patisserie (Bakery) that I frequent most often.
This is the real deal. Fresh bread and baguettes that look like they were transported from France sit ready for you to admire and purchase. But there's more. Croissants (plain to die for, chocolate, almond), scones, cookies, and pastries. Or how about a thoroughly French sandwich of ham & brie on a ficelle (thin baguette)? Nothing is overlooked.
You can also order a Croque Monsieur or Madame or one of my favorites Shakshuka, at the counter and have it in the cafe. I like to keep it simple with a Cafe au Lait and a plain Croissant. It's really the simple things that make all the difference.
Pain D'Avignon is a small, tucked-away place, so you have to get there early to get a seat or make reservations for a meal, but as soon as you do, you are transported from Cape Cod to France instantly.